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. myers. i promise you. stay with cnn for the latest on what's happening tonight in japan. coming up tonight at 10:00 eastern, i'll be watching, hope you will as well. anderson cooper hosting a special edition of "a c360" live from japan. now to my colleague wolf blitzer in paris traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton leading up to "the situation room." wolf? >>> prook, thanks very much. happening now, we're following breaking news. a new reactor breakdown adds to fears of a nuclear disaster in japan. u.n. experts insist there's no sign of a meltdown right now, but over the past few hours we've seen another explosion, a radiation spike and almost constant danger. it's 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning in japan, and rescuers are racing against time. we're with the crews searching for survivors and bodies. over three days after that monster quake and tsunami, and the other major story we're following right now. libyan rebels, they are retreating. they are being defeated in some key towns. we're keeping the spotlight on moammar gadhafi's brutal fight to hold on to power. i'm in pair
catastrophe in japan. i'm wolf blitzer. john vos is joining us over in the cnn center in atlanta. a lot of news to cover. let me give our viewers the highlights of what's going on right now. it's now just after 7:00 a.m. saturday in japan. survivors of the strongest earthquake recorded in that country's history are seeing the enormous destruction in the harsh light of day, and they are still being shaken to the core. two powerful new tremors measuring higher than a magnitude of 6 struck within the last hour alone, after the 8.9 monster quake hit japan friday afternoon unleashing a huge tsunami. japanese media reporting that the death toll could be higher than 1,000. hundreds of people may be missing. some may be trapped alive or buried in homes that were simply washed away. the tsunami sent water rushing sever six miles inland. one area of deep concern right now. japanese authorities are trying to cool down the temperature inside a nuclear power plant rattled by the quake. president obama says the united states is helping to monitor the plant for possible radiation leaks. he also sent h
hours. and the search through the rubble is stretching into a third day. japan's prime minister says more than 3,000 people have been rescued, but it's now feared the death toll from the monster quake and tsunami will climb to 1,800 or higher. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> want to get to the breaking news that we're following. the fear that a meltdown at one of the nuclear reactors in japan may be under way. jeanne meserve is watching this story for us. update our viewers, jeanne, on what we know right now. >> well, a nuclear expert earlier today called it a hail mary pass. the japanese were pumping seawater into a reactor to try and keep it cool. in addition, infusing it with boran in an attempt to stop the radiological chemical reaction, the nuclear reaction. all of this, a desperate effort to prevent a meltdown. the japanese ambassador to the u.s. said on our air a short time ago that there was no meltdown in progress. but an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency
. >> since filing that report, brian is now on the way to japan with the fairfax search and rescue team. he'll be reporting later from japan for all of us. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. this is a special edition of "the situation room." happening now, conflicting reports about a dangerous emergency at one of japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear power plants. an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency tells cnn a meltdown may, repeat, may be under way. but japan's ambassador to the united states tells me that's not true. he says there is no meltdown. on top of that, we're seeing reports of a second reactor at the same facility, report that is it failed just hours ago. but the story and the scope of the disaster is much bigger. the official death toll from friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami is now at 686, but the toll will be much, much higher. in just one town, nearly 10,000 people are now formally officially listed as missing. so far, at least 3,000 people have been rescued. you're watching cnn's continuing coverage
meltdown may be under way in japan right now. only hours after an explosion at that plant. a safety official tells cnn that a catastrophic failure of one reactor could be happening even as we speak with the potential for widespread radiation release. >>> also this hour, the wreckage and the search for survivors less than two full days after the monster quake. japanese media now say more than 1800 people may be dead, double the official death toll right now. and we're also told that 9500 people in a single town in japan right now they are listed as misting. >>> and the aftershocks keep coming roughly every three hours. many people in japan are said to be walking around scared, scarred and dazed. some are even wearing helmets. 6 million households don't have any power. and there are growing fears of food and gas shortages. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we want to immediately get reaction, though, to the breaking news that we're following right now. the japanese ambassador to the united st
of the globe and japan and the u.s. it would follow a little possible parcel of radiation all the way across the country and pacific. it would take many days. a lot of the radiation would be gone. there's just no threat. >> we will see. you'll keep watching, it as will i, but thanks so much for watching it here. want to turn things over to jessica yellin in "the situation room." jess, to you. >> happening now, breaking news. three nuclear reactors damaged to the core. the crisis in japan is said to be deteriorating right now. u.s. officials are suggesting the situation is more dire than many thought. with america's top nuclear watchdogs saying radiation levels are extremely high. freezing cold and snow adding to the hardship for quake and tsunami survivors there and hampering the rescue and recovery. more people now seem eager to get out of japan all together. >>> and wolf blitzer's one-on-one interview with secretary of state hillary clinton in egypt. she's talking about the disaster in japan, as well as the uprisings in libya and across the region. welcome to our viewers in the united stat
>>> we've been showing you all kinds of destruction in japan. that's a little shaking, mud-spattered cocker span yell in the sendai area. he watched over his injured friend since the tsunami destroyed his home. rescue crews took both dogs to a vet for treatment. >>> candy crowley is anchors "the situation room." >>> now, breaking news. urgent new teams to cool down an overheated reactor. now the u.s. government is stepping in to evacuate possibly thousands of americans from the country and get them away from any nuclear danger. secretary of state hillary clinton tells our wolf blitzer she's worried about the health and saved of americans in japan even as she heads home from tunis tunisia. i'm candy crowley, you're in "the situation room." nuclear experts say the new attempt to douse an overheated reactor has been somewhat effective. helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannons all have been deployed. we are told that radiation levels dipped, but they are still high, so the frarchtic work to prevent a full-scale meltdown goes on. cnn's anna coren is nil tokyo. just brin
the coverage of what's happening in japan is wolf blitzer live from cairo. wolf? >>> happening now, breaking news. we're following radiation testing and fears to a new level in japan after fears of a fire and explosion at a nuclear power plant. a french official says this is getting almost as bad asscher noble, the worst nuclear plant accident ever. every day the enormity of the quake and the tsunami destruction becomes more painfully clear. it now seems likely to be the most expensive disaster in history, even worse than katrina. so how will japan handle this enormous challenge? and more than 10,000 people are dead or missing. stand by for the dramatic new video coming in and the personal stories of reunions and rescue, survival and loss. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> lots happening here. we're in egypt today, also in japan. we're following all the breaking news. cnn's isha sze say is joining us from cnn international. i've got to tell you, so much news. i've been a reporter for a long time, bu
in libya, across the middle east and japan. wolf in washington. two. happening right now, breaking news. president barack obama warns libyan troops and moammar gadhafi to stop attacks against civilians or face military action. how far will the u.s. and its allies go to enforce a u.n.-authorized no-fly zone? also this hour, a new level of crisis at japan's crippled snuk power plant. as the race goes on to heat down those reactors, officials now say this disaster is on par with the worst nuclear accident in u.s. history and mile after mile of destruction, search and rescue crews barely know where to begin. we're with emergency teams risking their own lives to save others. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama says the world has given moammar gadhafi ample warning that his bloody assault on rebel forces will not stand. mr. obama putting gadhafi on notice just a while ago, a day after the u.n. security council approved the use of force to protect civilians in libya. the president says the libyan leader would commit atrocities if left unchecked and thousands o
and more troubling radiation tests results trigg triggering a run on bottled water japan. wrench? wrench. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> monitoring some of the other top stories in the "situation room," including developments, deadly unrest in syria, what's going on? >> witnesses say syrian security forces open fire on antigovernment protester killing 15 of them. syrian troops deny that. today, the president fired the governor of the province where pro testifies have been taking place for several days now. a man accused of trying to bomb a martin luther king pray in spoke cane is being arraigned in federal government. he's being charged with attempting of using a withen of mass destruction. the bomb was covered around the parade route on mlk day and disabled. the organization that monitors the groups said he visited white supremacist hate groups. >>> and it's been a year since president obama signed health care reform bill into law. 37% of americans support
anger and unrest throughout syria. new tests show soaring radiation levels in the water near japan's crippled nuclear power plant. i'll ask the energy secretary steven chu what the obama administration is doing to prevent a japan-like disaster here in the united states. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with breaking news. cnn has confirmed that the libyan foreign minister musa kusa has resigned his position. he showed up in london today. the british foreign office telling cnn in a statement that musa kusa arrived in london and told the british government he has resigned his position as libyan foreign minister, a dramatic development today, a senior source, senior official close to moammar gadhafi clearly showing up in london and resigning, as we know, so many libyan ambassadors, including a libyan ambassador here in washington, d.c. the libyan ambassador here at united nations, libyan ambassadors in other countries earlier had stepped aside, had broken with gadhafi, but now it looks like musa kusa, the foreign minister, has broken with gadhafi. her
. >>> and it could be the most dangerous development yet in japan's nuclear crisis. authorities sayhere may be a leak in the reactor core, increasing the possibility of a large-scale release of radiation. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> was be ebegin with bya. moammar gadhafi's forces are facing the powerful weapons of the nato alliance, like this air strike by britain. and yet, u.s. military officials concede today that the libyan regime is still determined to fight and reinforced its positions in the eastern cities fwh including ajdabiya. the occasion says gadhafi is trying to recruit and arm volunteers to fight rebel forces. the libyan strongman defiant as nato moves to take over command of the libyan mission. the top u.s. commander of the operation tells me that nato has now agreed in principle to not only take charge of the no-fully zone but to also to protect libyan civilians as well. the details will be worked out, he says, over the next few erda. general carter ham sending a message directly to gadhafi. here in "the situation room," we spoke just a littlewhilego and
. >>> and new u.s. assessments of the radiation risks from japan's nuclear crisis and new progress inside the plant to shed light on the damage from the sudan. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> some very anxious hours for the u.s. military after the crash of a fighter jet, giving way to relief now that the two crew members are safely out of libya. defense officials confirming that both the pilot and the weapons officer have been rescued. they say the f-15 eagle had an equipment malfunction and did not go down because of enemy fire. let's talk more about the crash and its rescue, how it played out minute by minute, we will go to our pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. chris, you have been able to see the military's timeline. what happened? >> exactly, wolf. we have a close look at it, it really proves that no fly does not mean no risk. i mean this could have been disastrous, if these pilots had gone down in an area controlled by moammar gadhafi. two u.s. fighter jets take off from italy on a strike run to destroy moammar gadhafi's air defense. as they fly over east
new discoveries at japan's crippled nuclear power plant. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> in libya, rebels share renewed momentum against moammar gadhafi's forces, but here in washington president obama is facing lots of criticism for the u.s. mission in libya. two and a half hours from now he'll try to ease concerns about the operation's goals, its costs and the end game. his remarks coming a little over a week from the first coalition air strikes and critical time for opposition fighters on the ground. gadhafi's troops wiped out some of the gains but in recent days coalition air strikes have helped rebels seize some of the northern stays. now to reza sayah with more on benghazi. what's the latest information, ressa, that you are getting. >> reporter: these forces had an impressive three days capturing five towns from the gadhafi forces. today they finally met some resistance, the first in about 72 hours. that resistance coming in the city of sirte, gadhafi's birthplace, his hometown. when you talk to opposition officials here they anticipated a fights there an
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thanks for joining us. one hour from now the disaster in japan, from the devastation and death to the severe economic impact of the quake and tsunami. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" begins now. >>> a change in command over coalition air strikes in libya is in the works now this hour. the terms and limits of nato's new role. what it means for the mission and for u.s. forces. libyan rebels now have a new hope of pushing back moammar gadhafi's fighters. we'll tell you about a man who sacrificed his life to help the opposition. plus, the dangers and challenges in the disaster zone of japan. brian todd has an account of the search and rescuers. and our crew, what all of them experienced in the quake and tsunami wreckage. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." [ explosion ] >>> first to a key battleground city where rebels are making headway in the battle to seize controlle from moammar gadhafi. here's cnn's arwa damon. >>
, and the president's end game. >>> and fright thing new set backs in japan's nuclear crisis. officials try to put to rest concerns of contaminated food. i'm wolf blitzer you're in "the situation room." >>> anti-aircraft fire over tripoli just a little while ago. one u.s. official tells us coalition attacks appear to have stalled moammar gadhafi and his forces. it's unclear what the libyan leader may be doing next or where he is even right now. gadhafi's compound took a pounding today. u.s. and allied commanders deny they're specifically targeting him or his residents. one u.s. commander acknowledged that gadhafi may still be in power when the bombing stops. president obama says the u.s. will try to push gadhafi out. but within the limits sanctioned by the united nations. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. we have a wide range of tools to support that policy. when it comes to our military action, we are doing so in support of u.n. security resolution 1973. that specifically talks about humanitarian efforts. and we are going to make sure that we stick to that mandate. >> let's go straig
. >>> in japan, the best weapon against preventing a bigger nuclear meltdown is also a source of radiation contamination. we're taking a closer look at the dangerous dilemma there and the lessons for nuclear power plants right here in the united states. >>> and will the u.s. supreme court green light a massive discrimination lawsuit against walmart? arguments today in one of the most important workers' rights cases the court has ever heard. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> moammar gadhafi and his troops are being accused of new carnage and destruction. just hours after president obama tried to explain the u.s. mission in libya to the american people. this hour we have breaking news. we're learning about major, major setbacks for rebel forces in several cities. in misrata, witnesses say government forces are hammering the city hard, firing bullets over civilians' heads and telling them to run for their lives. gadhafi is fighting back with a vengeance against rebels who had regained ground in recent days under the cover of coalition air strikes. >>> and joining us now in
in japan now soaring to an all-time high. stand by for details. [♪...] >> male announcer: book now, save up to 65%. call 1-800-sandals. >>> radiation levels in the ocean waters near japan's quake-battered nuclear power plant are soaring for an all-time high. lisa sylvester is monitoring that as well as top stories in the "the situation room." what do you got? >> the nuclear safety agency says the amount of radioactive material in samples are more than 4,000 times above the regulatory limit. authorities have not been able to determine where the contaminated water is coming from. meanwhile, high levels of cesium have been found in the beef near the plant and reports suggest that it could prevent the recovery -- >>> here in the united states experts are echos the assessment that there's no health risk from drinking milk with low levels of radiation. milk sample from washington state and california showed minute execute amounts of radioactive material. the epa is boosting its monitoring of rad yags in milk, drinking water and precipitation. >>> and nasa says the "endeavour" sustained minor dama
the secretary-general and secretary of state hillary clinton. other important news, including inside japan. workers are back inside the crippled power plant a day after black smoke forced an evacuation. they're trying to stop more radiation from leaking out of the plant. new tests today show radioactive iodine levels in tokyo's tap water have dropped back down to safe levels for babies. authorities had been handing out bottled wars. fears about radiation remain high. food shipments have been -- after 12 vegetables were found off levels higher than the legal limit. our crew has experienced some of the dangsers firsthand. we're talking about brian todd. he's back with us safe and sound after his travels in japan with a search-and-rescue crew from virginia. he was there with his producer and photographer. quite an experience, brian? >> it was. i think what stands out as a memory is the images of standing in the middle of the rubble. the pictures we sat down are amazing. to stand in the middle of it and look around at the complete devastation and realize the furse force of the water, and what
so many americans dried in europe, korea, vietnam, japan, the middle east? is our government's decision to fight for freedom based on oil, money or principle? >> and jeremiah writes i think the biggest problem in the country is america thinks about the problem of other countries before our own. what will it take for the ruling powers in our own country to put the u.s. first? this nation has enough problems already we need to deal with now. if you want to read more on this, got a lot of e-mail, got to the cnn.com/caffertyfile. >> all right, jack. thank you. jack cafferty with the cafferty file. >>> a hidden camera records controversial remarks by an npr executive. the activist behind it also controversial. we'll have the story next. t wit, i get fast, 24-hour allergy relief. so i feel better by the time we tee off. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. so i feel better by the time we tee off. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier
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